I AM not, never have been, and hopefully never will be, a racist.
I challenge one reader to show me a single example of any writing or column comment to disprove this statement.
Well, I’ll save you the trouble. You won’t find one. Sometimes I feel like Enoch Powell.
David Frost once asked this much maligned brilliant politician, why he didn’t like black people?
Powell then asked him to name one example or occasion he had made such a statement. Frost of course could not.
Powell was merely anti immigrant, stating that our infrastructure, culture and resources would not be able to cope if vast numbers of immigrants were continually allowed to enter the UK unchecked.
The fact that most immigrants of the day happened to be black, was totally irrelevant. Frost was subsequently humiliated and his credibility sorely dented.
Well far from me to compare myself with such a great exponent of prescience as Mr Powell, but I am of exactly the same ilk.
I may have strong anti views to certain cults, attitudes or religious interpretations, but I don’t personally care what colour, creed or nationality anyone aspires to.
In any event, as a Spiritualist, I believe we have to manifest in anything from five to eight hundred lifetimes, so we will have to experience all the lessons of the human spirit anyway, ie the next reincarnation could find me emerging as a deprived black child during an African drought!
So not only do I object to being regarded a racist, I consider it a personal affront of my beliefs to be even considered as one.
In my experience ‘racism,’ a term that I personally had never even heard of until the early 60’s, is generally shouted the loudest by the biggest rascists of all, and is fast becoming the greatest threat to free speech that exists in the world today.
Psst ‘wanna stifle a losing argument’? Call the other guy a racist!
For sanity’s sake, give us all a well-deserved break.
Keep the faith Love Leapy firstname.lastname@example.org